Kobe Bryant: Real Madrid pay tribute to NBA legend with one-minute silence

Kobe Bryant: Real Madrid pay tribute to NBA legend with one-minute silence

- Kobe Bryant's death has seen the sports world plunged into unstoppable mourning

- Real Madrid have now become the latest sports team to pay last resect for the deceased NBA icon

- The Spanish giants held silence for some minutes in honour of the NBA legend, with Ramos wearing his iconic jersey

As the world continues to mourn the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, Real Madrid have also paid their last respect in a more explicit way after the club put their training in an abrupt halt in honour of the late basketball legend.

Bryant tragically died aged 41 in an unfortunate helicopter crash in Calabasas California on Sunday night, January 26.

The retired NBA legend and business mogul died with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and five other people aboard.

Bryant was on his way to a basketball match when the incident happened, with the tragedy plunging sports fraternity into mourning as tributes keep pouring in for the dimmed star.

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Petitions are now ongoing calling on NBA body to make 'Mamba' the new face of their logo, with over 18,000 signatures already gathered since the news of his tragic passing broke.

Real Madrid have now become the latest sports organisation to pay their share of condolence after the Spanish giants halted their training for some minutes to honour the former LA Lakers star.

The club captain Sergio Ramos wore Kobe Bryant's number 10 USA jersey in a show of despair over the loss of one of the greatest personalities sports ever produced.

The Spanish world-class defender also used a black hood peculiar to the NBA legend, with that gesture coming after his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to Kobe's death.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that amid plethora of emotional tributes, Australian professional tennis star Nick Kyrgios has joined the teeming legion of sports celebrities to mourn the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant.

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Kyrgios wore a retro of the deceased NBA legend's jersey on his walkout ahead of his much-anticipated game against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open.

The tennis star's gesture came after LeBron James was left utterly devastated and emotionally heartbroken after being told about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, with new footage showing the LA Lakers completely down in a sad mood.

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Source: Legit.ng

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